Thursday 30 October 2014

Bressie reveals he is ending his solo music career for the 'foreseeable future'

Published 18/01/2014 | 18:38

Bressie was the frontman for the Blizzards, after playing rugby for Ireland in 2001.
Bressie was the frontman for the Blizzards, after playing rugby for Ireland in 2001.
Bressie
Roz Purcell

Bressie has announced he is "parking" his solo career for the "forseeable future".

In a post on his website, the 33-year-old said he never "settled" as a solo singer, and misses his days with band The Blizzards.

The post came just days after an interview appeared in the Irish Independent in which The Voice mentor said he was planning on parking his solo career, and instead further concentrate on his duties for the RTE programme.

The Voice of Ireland coach, who is dating top Irish model Roz Purcell, posted an honest account behind his decision on his website after being inundated with queries from fans.

And while he may be fiercely private when it comes to his personal life, he is more than happy to discuss his professional side and candidly explained his decision, while adding his hopes for the next step.

'“The Voice” opened me up to an entirely different fan base that I wouldn’t have reached with The Blizzards, so the solo career really got off to a great start," he began.

'Being 100% honest with you, I never fully settled as a solo artist.

"It’s hard to explain. Being in a garage band that crafted songs and relationships in rehearsal rooms is a very special thing and is often something you can only truly appreciate when you don’t have it anymore."

The former Leinster player turned Blizzards frontman added that he still yearns for his success with his previous band and thanked his crew and record label for their support throughout his solo career.

"Performing with a band like the Blizzards is not something I could just recreate and hope for the best. A bond exists within the band environment that does not really relate to nor compare to being a solo artist.

"Due to all these reasons I spoke openly to the massively supportive people at my label, Sony and my management, Faction and I decided perhaps the best move would be to park the solo career for the foreseeable future."

While he confirmed he will be continuing his work on the RTE reality programme, he explained his future hopes of setting up a production company with the intention of writing and producing more music and nurturing more talent.

Irish Independent

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